When It Was Too Late

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Water  (posted by Sumana)

“Water plays an important role in many legends and myths in every culture all over the world. Your poem today may include everything concerned with Water from ancient times to our present day. And mythological water beings, gods, goddesses, dragons, naiads etc. are welcome.”

As erosion of earth continues,
ice floes melt, waters shallow
then dry up. There can be 
no survival without those precious
drops. Ocean life will die
on our shores, and climate
change skeptics will say,
we should have done more.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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18 Responses to When It Was Too Late

  1. That is the heartbreaking truth. It seems people only respond after disasters, not try to prevent them. Sigh. Well said, Sara.


  2. Rall says:

    It is a prophecy of truth. It could already be too late.


  3. oldegg says:

    I see no point in making rich people richer so that life on Earth (not only ours) becomes impossible by the ruination of precious resources; the seas and rivers, forests, plants, insects and other wildlife, all that are necessary for our continued survival. We have to keep protesting.


  4. Sumana Roy says:

    “climate / change skeptics will say, / we should have done more.”….So true. This is our tragedy. Well put Sara.


  5. frightening truth….!


  6. annell4 says:

    So perfect in just a few words!!!


  7. a stark and real message here


  8. Why can’t the skeptics just get their head screwed on right NOW?


  9. hypercryptical says:

    The stark truth here Sara.
    I fear it is too late to change…we shall reap what we have sown.
    Anna :o]


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